Browsing: February 2017

Fight Bites and Other Human Bite Injuries A 27-year-old male presents to the emergency department complaining of purulent drainage from a wound to his right hand. He says that he was in a fight about
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Bill Jaquis, MD, FACEP In October, EMRA welcomed a new representative from the ACEP Board of Directors, Vice President Bill Jaquis. Join us in getting to know the ACEP leader who will be plugged in t
CNS Toxoplasmosis A 26-year-old Spanish-speaking female patient presents to the emergency department (ED) with right-sided weakness after a witnessed seizure. The patient is postictal, combative, and
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Can't Miss Killer: The Role of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Diagnosing Acute Aortic Dissection A 69-year-old female with a history of hypertension and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presents to the e
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The 21st Century Cures Act: Big Pharma Handout or Drug Development Boon? One of the most important pieces of health care legislation since the Affordable Care Act snuck into law in the last days of P
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When Disaster Strikes: Crisis Management from Inside Hurricane Matthew Emergency department (ED) physicians are trained and expected to think on our feet, to make the best of unusual circumstances an
Assisted Outpatient Therapy for Psychiatric Patients: Balancing Public Health and Personal Freedom “5 and 2?” the nurse asks, as you see EMS wheeling in a patient who is flailing his arms and scream
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Passport to Health: Challenges of Caring for Undocumented Children in the Emergency Department Introduction An undocumented immigrant is an individual who enters the United States without inspection